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Irish beat Valpo in first game back from break

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Lindsay Schrader scored 13 points as Notre Dame (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) beat Valparaiso, 58-50.

Megan Duffy and Courtney LaVere each added 10 points for the
Irish (9-1) in their first game after a 10-day holiday break.

Lavere, a center, set a career high with six assists.

Betsy Rietema scored 11 points and Tamra Braun 10 to lead
Valparaiso (5-5).

Notre Dame had 19 turnovers, but held the Crusaders to 36
percent shooting. The Irish outscored Valparaiso 38-14 in the paint
and shot 50 percent from the field.

Notre Dame used a 10-0 early run to take a 12-2 lead and closed
the half with a 9-4 run to take a 30-18 halftime lead. The Irish
led by as many as 17 points in the second half.

Schrader and Charel Allen each had seven rebounds as Notre Dame
outrebounded the Crusaders 37-22.

The Irish reserves, led by LaVere and Allen, who had eight
points, outscored the Crusaders' 24-9.

Notre Dame hosts No. 1 Tennessee on Saturday.